J. Brown Artist Talk on "Within the Ephemeron" on June 9, 2012
Within the Ephemeron
The states of the body, the world within the mind, and the cosmos of the immaterial are the three planes we exist in simultaneously. It is this place which J.Brown is interested in illuminating in his new installation Within the Ephemeron with using text, fabric, light, and plastic he attempts to expose the mechanisms of the digital which are just beyond the scope of our collective perception.
J. Brown is an artist, curator, critic and theorist. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, he received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art and Critical Theory from Indiana University, PA. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo shows. In 2009, he moved to Portland, OR and became the assistant director for Half/Dozen gallery. Additional curatorial projects include 409 (Portland, OR), Tribute Gallery (Portland, OR) and Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA). Currently he is writing about the role of image and objects within a post capitalistic society, as well as, hyper-reality and the digital boom. His artwork focuses on image/text relationships through the use of installation and multimedia projects.